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Midtown Vietnamese Favorite Saigon House Closes Its Doors

The restaurant’s closure was previously described as “temporary”

crawfish, sausage, and corn in silver bowl
One of the city’s finest crawfish purveyors is bowing out
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After temporarily shuttering earlier this month, Midtown Vietnamese restaurant Saigon House has announced that the closure is now permanent.

Saigon House owner Tony Nguyen announced the news in a farewell post to the restaurant’s Facebook page on Wednesday morning. “I stepped through the double glass doors of Saigon House Midtown and I knew I was in love. My childhood dream of owning a restaurant would soon be a reality,” Nguyen wrote. “We did not expect or imagine the love we received from ya. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. We will not be reopening our doors after renovations.”

A recent addition to the Houston Eater 38 and one of Midtown’s most happening spots for crawfish and other Houston favorites like pho, Saigon House announced back in April that it was planning a new location on FM 1960, and Nguyen tells Eater that location will continue to go forward. “We decided as a team that it wasn’t in our best interest to continue Saigon House at 3101 Main in Midtown. We appreciate all the love and support from Houston. You will hear from us soon,” he says. “We are going to get organized and find funding. We are looking into NextSeed for our next projects.”

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Posted by Saigon House Midtown on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Update, 3:34 p.m.: This post has been updated with comment from Saigon House owner Tony Nguyen.